Halfords' new-look Halifax store: upgrades to retail and garage

Halfords is giving its stores and garages an upgrade – and Halifax is the second town to trial this hyper-local new design.

Promoted by Halfords Fusion Halifax
Friday, 10th December 2021, 4:31 pm
To celebrate Road Safety Week, a Halfords Mobile Expert Van stationed at local restaurant Long Can Hall, on Halifax’s most potholed street, gives safety checks to the staff’s cars. The activity comes as part of Halfords’ promise to give away up to £5,000 of services to keep Halifax moving as the retailer unveils its new store, garage and mobile concept format in the town.
To celebrate Road Safety Week, a Halfords Mobile Expert Van stationed at local restaurant Long Can Hall, on Halifax’s most potholed street, gives safety checks to the staff’s cars. The activity comes as part of Halfords’ promise to give away up to £5,000 of services to keep Halifax moving as the retailer unveils its new store, garage and mobile concept format in the town.

Halifax is the second town to trial the new hyper-local format, which includes significant store and garage updates as well as a dedicated van for its mobile service so their experts can come to you at home or at work!

New-look store

The new Halfords Halifax concept store, which reopened in November, features a raft of changes, including:

Halifax is the second town to trial the new hyper-local format, which includes significant store and garage updates

A new Welcome Zone in both store and garage, allowing customers to find easy expert advice upon arrival and be directed to the suitable product or service required to meet their needs A permanent WeFit fixed canopy, tyre fitting and dedicated electric charging parking bays for cars, bikes and scooters – so you can get servicing straight from the car park A new live experience area in the store designed to help customers learn how to get the most out of products Easier to navigate product ranges, virtual assistant screens to inform and educate customers and a test and trial area for child travel to help parents find what’s right for their family A floor dedicated completely to cycling as well as an engaging and interactive experience in the kids bike zone A new van dedicated to Halifax doubling capacity of mobile services available in the area

Meanwhile the garage will be home to a new service area, allowing customers to see into the workshops and the work taking place. Screens will show the status of each vehicle and who is carrying out the service in order to keep customers informed while they wait

Electric car services

The new format will showcase Halfords electric offering, with enhanced colleague training and vehicle charging points at both the updated garages and retail store.

"We can’t wait to be able to do more for the town of Halifax with the launch of our new concept format."

Adam Hussain, Retail Manager, at Halfords Halifax, said: “We can’t wait to be able to do more for the town of Halifax with the launch of our new concept format which includes an updated store and garage, full of exciting new features for an easy and more convenient customer experience.

Andy Randall, COO, at Halfords, said: “I have a personal affinity with the town having been born just up the road, and also because one of my first jobs was working in the original Halfords store on Market Street. Since working there in the 80s, I have seen the company grow - from selling and fitting parts to customers cars in the car park and delivering up to 100,000 motoring and cycling services every week to becoming the fastest growing garage business in the Automotive aftermarket and launching a Mobile van business now offering services on the drive for over 75 per cent of UK households.”

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